2 additional COVID-19 cases reported in county

John Richmeier
Courtesy: Leavenworth County Health Department

Two additional cases of COVID-19 were reported Friday in Leavenworth County, according to an update from the local Health Department.

A total of 1,122 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the county since the beginning of the pandemic. That total includes 836 cases involving inmates at the Lansing Correctional Facility and 67 cases involving inmates and staff at the Grossman Center halfway house in Leavenworth.

The remaining 219 cases are what Leavenworth County Health Department officials refer to as community cases. The two additional cases reported Friday are community cases.

Of the total 219 community cases that have been reported in the county, 19 are considered active at this time.

The Lansing Community Library has reopened to the public after having been closed because of concerns about the coronavirus.

People can browse the library’s collection and use computers, but they are required to wear masks. They also are asked to keep in mind social distancing, according to Director Terri Wojtalewicz.

The Lansing Community Library reopened June 8.

According to Wojtalewicz, a Virtual Summer Reading Program is underway at the library. The library also has introduced a new summer incentive program called Brag Tags.

People can visit the library, which is located at 730 First Terrace, Suite 1, in Lansing, for more information. They also can call the library at 913-727-2929.

The Lansing Community Library is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The Basehor Community Library is now open by appointment only.

Appointments can be scheduled for 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and for 5, 6 or 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to the library’s website.

People can call the library to schedule an appointment. The phone number is 913-724-2828.

People who enter the library are asked to wear masks. Visits inside the library will be limited to 30 minutes.

The library also offers a drive-through service from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

The library is located at 1400 158th St. in Basehor.

The Leavenworth Public Library also offers limited access inside the building, which is located at 417 Spruce St., according to the library’s website.

The library is open from 9-11 a.m. Monday through Saturday.

Only 30 patrons are allowed inside the building at one time. Each person can spend a maximum of 30 minutes in the library per day.

People are encouraged to wear masks and gloves while in the library. And they are asked to stay at least six feet apart from each other.

The Leavenworth Public continues to offer curbside pickup of materials from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, according to the library’s website.

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